Besilu Stables' Crown Queen stepped up to graded stakes company Aug. 16 and scored a third consecutive victory when edging out longshot Duff One to win the $285,000 Knob Creek Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga.
- Dark Bay or Brown Filly
- Born 2011
|Trainer||William I. Mott|
|Jockey||John R. Velazquez|
|Breeder||Palides Investments N.V., Inc.|
|Crown Queen View Five-Cross Pedigree||Smart Strike||Mr. Prospector|
|Classy 'n Smart|
|Delta Princess||A.P. Indy|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Besilu Stables||Chanteclair Farm, agent for Dispersal of Palides Investments N.V.||$1,600,000|
Minorette, winner of the Belmont Invitational Oaks (gr. IT) July 5, brings a pair of bullet works to the Aug. 16 Knob Creek Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course.
Delta Princess, the dam of champion Royal Delta, was euthanized Aug. 5 due to a degenerative stifle condition according to a release from Adena Springs.
Trainer George "Rusty" Arnold believed Zinzay was going to be a turf horse and the Smart Strike filly showed her affinity for that surface when she won a 1 1/16-mile maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies.
|Glinda the Good|